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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gate already open, 22 cars at 10 AM! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All open and flowing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The past two days I have raked and re-dug waterbars and ditches as far uphill as the bog relocation, about 0.8 miles. Above the well the mud deepened. We can hope for drier weather, but given the conditions and the forecast it would be good for the traiul to hike somewhere else for the next two weeks to lessen erosion. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many, but all minded their manners/ owners had them under control. 
Bugs
Bugs: Few black flies in 70s temps Sat, too cold for them Sun. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: As usual, ~70% of the "hikers were tourists in running shoes walking on the edge of the trail. Since we cannot close it for mud season, it can't dry fast enough, hence the urgency to restore the drains to help it dry out.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-30 
Link
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